Unit 6 Telling About Activities
Time Concepts • To indicate tense (past, present, future) in ASL, use a time sign at the beginning of the sentence. • LAST-WEEK CHICKEN I EAT • PAST MONTH NEW CAR I BUY • Once a tense has been established, everything that follows is understood to be in that time frame until a new time is specified. • LAST WEEK CHICKEN I ATE. • BASKETBALL I PLAYED. • BOYFRIEND I MET.
Time Concepts Continued • To refer to specific times, the general time sign for past, present, and future are combined with the signs for days, weeks, and months. • Last month: PAST + MONTH • This month: THIS + MONTH • In two weeks: 2-WEEK+FUTURE
Bell Work: Contrastive Structure • Referents: people, places, or things that are not in the immediate environment • Establish referents in a specific location in the signing space in front of you • Establish the referent by naming what you are referring to and then pointing to a location • To refer to the noun again, point to the same location
Continued… • As you compare two nouns, shift your head and body slightly in agreement with the space you established for each referent
Kanye • Short • Brown hair • Mean • Interrupts speeches • Taylor • Tall • Blond • Sweet • Gives lovely speeches Contrastive Structure Practice
Contrastive Structure Practice • Kanye • Singer • Arrogant • Jimmy • Actor • Funny
Contrastive Structure Activity • Write down 3 facts about two different partners • Practice using contrastive structure to sign the information • Be prepared to sign in front of the class!
Bell Work: Negative Statements • To form a negative statement, sign NOT and shake your head throughout the statement • To answer no to a yes/no question, sign no followed by a negative statement or a statement that gives the correct information. • Example: Are you married? • No, I’m not married. • No, I’m divorced • If you don’t have something, or there is none, or something doesn’t exist, use the sign NONE to form the negative statement
Negative Statements Example • BROTHERS IX-YOU HAVE HOW-MANY? • BROTHERS
Practice Sentences • PAST MONDAY IX-YOU DO WHAT? • THIS MORNING IX-YOU GO CLASS? • IX-I CAN’T COME CLASS; IX-I MUST SEE DOCTOR • SORRY IX-I LATE; IX-I OVERSLEPT • I LEAVE EARLY; IX-I HAVE APPOINTMENT • NEXT-WEEK WEDNESDAY WANT US-TWO GO-OUT EAT? • FINE. OK. • SORRY IX-I FINISH HAVE PLANS
PARTY • Don’t analyze
STORE • Don’t analyze